Energy Efficient Home office

10 Smart Tips to Make Your Home Office More Energy Efficient

Many of us have been forced to work remotely from home as the lockdown continues, and even as the lockdown starts easing off, businesses from many sectors are continuing in this vein. Working remotely although challenging at first, is great for saving time, money and encourages staff members to be self-disciplined. 

It does, however, cost money to run a home office and could make an impact on utility bills if you continue to do so. There are, however, numerous ways to ensure you save money on your power bills and living a green lifestyle at the same time. 

Here Are Ten Smart Things to Do When Working from Your Home Office 

  • Use a power strip. Some devices continue to consume energy even when they are switched off – switch off the power strip and everything will switch off automatically 
  • A laptop uses far less energy than desktop computers plus they are portable which is convenient 
  • Replacing your standard lightbulbs will improve your energy efficiency and they will last up to 25 times longer. Energyefficient light bulbs use up to 80 percent less energy than ordinary bulbs 
  • Use as much natural light as possible as this will cut your lighting in half 
  • Task lighting is a great idea should you need more than natural light. Desktop lamps and track lights are a great idea 
  • Only use energy-efficient heating during the winter months or find a sunny spot to work from 
  • When leaving the home office always put your computer on sleep mode as this will conserve energy, and if you are leaving for longer, switch your modem and computer off entirely 
  • Boil the kettle once a day and use a flask for your tea and coffee – it works wonders and saves a fortune on your energy bill 
  • If you are in the process of upgrading any electrical devices, now is the best time to invest in Energy Star Devices as they use less energy than your standard models and will increase the productivity and efficiency of your home office 
  • Printing should only be done when it is essential. Wherever you can, use paperless and file all your files in the cloud. It is efficient, neat and will save the environment on many levels 

It’s the little things that make the biggest difference in the office when it comes to saving energy. Grow shrubs around the windows of your home office to shield your windows from the harsh summer sun and invest in awnings or window treatments that will cut back on air conditioning systems, fans, and other heating and cooling devices wherever needed. 

It is not difficult to improve efficiency in the home office. If you follow the above tips you will be able to maximise the energy efficiency when working remotely from home. PHD supplies generators, power supplies, voltage stabilisers and more that will ensure your home Office is more energy efficient


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Protect Your Electronics as Lockdown Eases Off

Now more than ever before we need to protect our electronic systems as the economy plays catch-up. It is a hard fact that many companies will decide to let their employees work remotely from their home offices, as this will save money and time, although many businesses as they open their doors are trickling back to their formal work environments, offices, shops, factories and warehouses. 

In all probability, parents will also be homeschooling their children as this has become a more affordable and convenient method of education. It might work for many families that find the effort worthwhile educating their kids online. This does, however, mean that whether you are working from home or are home schooling the kids, or simply streaming Netflix for fun,  or working from an office, shop or factory, it is important to keep your systems on and functioning well at all times. 

Protect all those electronic gadgets from surges and dips, spikes and blackouts. The instability of the power grid can shorten the life span of sensitive PCs and other electronic equipment, plus we cannot afford any downtime especially now. Many of us experience severe thunderstorms during the summer months, too, making the protection of your sensitive electronic equipment from lighting strikes a huge priority. 

UPS, UPS SystemsStabilisers, Inverters, Surge and Lightning Protection; we offer technologically advanced power protection devices that will protect sensitive equipment and data in several applications across a wide range of industries. 

Keeping the power on at home and at the office should be the least of your worries with the COVID-19 virus playing havoc on the world at large. Moving forward realistically, the grid will play havoc on our economy and our lives in general. 

In South Africa, we face numerous power-related anomalies. PHD Powerhouse plays a role in providing solutions for several applications with solutions for diverse disciplines. 

Some of these include basic designs of DB board layouts, to the implementation of power solutions. Furthermore, we offer excellent aftersales service on all products and services. We can offer solutions for small and large businesses, private residences (home offices), offices, manufacturers, mines and more. 

Our trained complement of staff ensures that we provide the assistance that South Africans need with our full range of conditioning products that we bring to the South African market. 

 Let us advise you on which applications are best for your business regardless of where you decide to operate. If getting your business up and running properly as lockdown eases off, make power the least of your problems. Get a quote to find the right protection for your systems today.